Festivals

BronzeLens Film Festival

Aug 22 – Aug 26
Atlanta

The BronzeLens Film Festival is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Every fall, film lovers, actors and film makers gather in culture-and-heritage-rich Atlanta to share a creative platform of education, entertainment and empowerment discussions related to film, as well as … Continued

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Aug 26
Atlanta

At this event visitors can taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, dive into ice cream eating and stacking contests, enjoy live music and let the kids work off their energy in the Kid’s Korner. Corporate, civic, faith, and family teams, or “crankers” will make homemade ice cream and compete for top awards … Continued

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Aug 18 – Aug 19
Piedmont Park

The 2018 Piedmont Park summer arts and crafts festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun. This event features nearly 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. The festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a street market, children’s play … Continued

Caffeine and Octane

Jan 7 – Dec 2
Perimeter Mall

North America’s largest car exposition is a monthly event at Perimeter Mall. Caffeine and Octane is a nationally recognized all makes, all models car show that regularly attracts over 2000 vehicles and 15,000 fans. The event is held (rain or shine) the first Sunday morning of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. at Perimeter … Continued

Alive in Roswell

Apr 19 – Oct 18
Roswell City Hall

Alive in Roswell is a monthly free, family-friendly festival held concurrently on Historic Canton Street, Historic Roswell Square, and the City Hall Grounds. It includes activities, live entertainment and food for purchase. The festival occurs each 3rd Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. from April through October. Visitors can use the free trolley to … Continued

Glover Park Concert Series

Glover Park Concert Series

Apr 27 – Sep 28
Glover Park

The Marietta community will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series. The series features local and national acts on the last Friday of the month with a special Saturday show by the Symphony on the Square on. The concerts are free but if you are looking for a “front-row seat,” … Continued

Woofstock

May 5 – Sep 30
Various locations

Woofstock is one of the largest pet adoption events in the southeast (with over 2,500 people) and it features a variety of activities for the whole family (including all family pets) to enjoy! The entertainment includes: live music, dog contests, a kid’s area including inflatables, pet adoptions, pet vendors, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks … Continued

Flashback Festival

Kiss 104 Flashback Festival 2018

May 12 – Aug 11
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Lakewood Amphitheatre

This year Flashback Festival is bigger than ever before, with three concerts starting in May! Join thousands of KISS 104.1 listeners as they celebrate Atlanta’s biggest R&B festival starring legendary artists from back in the day. Schedule Saturday, 5/12: Atlantic Starr SOS Band Angela Winbush Saturday, 6/9: Freddie Jackson Midnight Star Lakeside Saturday,7/11: Joe Stephanie … Continued

Sundays on the River

May 13 – Sep 9
Chattahoochee Nature Center

What better way to wrap-up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends. Live music fills the stage the second Sunday from May through September. Whether it’s a girl’s night, date night, or a you night, nature provides the perfect backdrop for the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m., … Continued

Sunset Sips

Jun 14 – Sep 27
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program continues the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., June through … Continued

Jazz Matters

Jazz Matters

Jun 15 – Sep 21
Wren’s Nest, The

On every 3rd Friday this summer, join the Wren’s Nest in Atlanta’s Historic West End for Jazz Matters, a cultural roots of jazz experience. This jazz concert series features different styles of jazz and genres influenced by it, such as Afro-Cuban and Latin, big band, blues, contemporary, traditional, smooth, R&B, soul and more! Schedule: 6/15 … Continued

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

Jul 27 – Aug 25
Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2018 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m. Night of the Living Dead Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Saturday Morning Cartoons Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. Funny Girl … Continued

Southern Wing Showdown

Southern Wing Showdown

Aug 5
Atlanta

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, returns for its third year. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from around 30 prominent Southeastern chefs, and live music Battlefield Collective. This event takes place at: The Fairmont 1429 Fairmont Ave NW … Continued

Dames and Dregs Beer Festival

Aug 11
Masquerade, The

The Dames + Dregs Beer Festival is an Atlanta-based experience that seeks to empower and educate the community by celebrating the female contributions to brewing, both in the present and throughout history. It strives to create an enticing, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere, featuring the hard work and talents of female-led breweries, brewers and brewery employees … Continued

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Aug 11
Harmony Park

Decatur’s 18th annual “Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival” brings together Decatur’s best BBQ and music for one afternoon in the Oakhurst neighborhood. Once again organizers will bring the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from aspiring and accomplished … Continued

Taste of Johns Creek

Aug 18
Atlanta

At Taste of Johns Creek you can sample more than 20 local restaurants from $1 to $4 on the campus of Chattahoochee High School. There will be an art walk with shopping abound, live music, local entertainment and kid’s activities, and visitors can taste some of the best food the Johns Creek area has to … Continued

Doggy Con

Aug 25
Woodruff Park

This year’s WoodRUFF Bark event is inspired by Dragon Con, one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions that attracts thousands of attendees to Downtown each Labor Day Weekend. For Downtowners, Dragon Con is something of a holiday in its own right: a weekend filled with incredible costumes, positive energy, and plenty of fandom. Doggy … Continued

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival

Aug 25
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

The Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival is a kid-friendly event featuring food trucks, music, clothing, and information on health, education, art, and after-school care programs for families. Enjoy a culinary experience from Metro Atlanta’s restaurants, caterers and food trucks. Kids can enjoy the fun zone equipped with inflatables, a rock climbing wall and bouncy … Continued

Decatur Book Festival

Aug 31 – Sep 2
Decatur Square

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. Make the most of your DBF Labor Day weekend by starting at the Plan Your DBF page. You’ll find helpful information to plan your experience including the festival map, street closings, parking options, DBF Street Fair exhibitor list, parade times, and … Continued

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